"Peaceful Valley" as written by and J.p. Bowersock Ryan Adams....
Lord take me home
To the peaceful valley
Down the winding river
To your city your soul
I've grown so tired
And my hearts grown heavy
To walk any longer
To your cities of gold
All my life I've loved for forgiveness
But I can never seem to get enough
All my life I've been rocked into the darkness
With a gun to my head

Trying to find a peaceful song
Trying to find a peaceful song
To sing when everything goes wrong
Till the peaceful valley calls me home

Up there in the clouds
In that glorious kingdom
Tell me there ain't nothing but an easy recline
Can I still smoke my cigarettes and have my coffee
Up there in heaven with a bottle of wine
Cause all my life, I've longed for forgiveness
But I can never seem to get enough
All my life I've been rushed into the darkness
With a gun to my head

Trying to find a peaceful song
Trying to find a peaceful song
To sing when everything goes wrong

Till the peaceful valley calls me home
Oh take me home to the peaceful valley
Down the winding river
To your city or soul


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"Peaceful Valley" as written by Catherine Anne Popper Bradley Smith Pemberton

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    General CommentDoes anyone know if this song was inspired by Johnny Cash's "Peace in the Valley"? I guess it seems rather obvious, but I've never heard Adams comment on it.
    napkon December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHe sang this with so much energy live. i especially love these lyrics,
    "Can I still smoke my cigarettes and have my coffee.. "
    definitely a favorite off JCN.
    Falafel_is_goodon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA great song when they do it live, based on teh albums i never would have figured ryan and the cardinals to be such a great jam band.....must be that grateful dead influence! AMAZING!
    Moose_Man9on October 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentjust f'n beautiful. i've got a show from germany 2006 and this version is just white magic. i tear up almost every time i hear it. his band is superb and they make me want more. if only i could've caught them....please tour again ryan. pllllllllllllllllsssssssssssssssss
    rockmysoulon July 24, 2012   Link

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